Newsletter – October 2011

Dear Parents,

The school year is now in full swing and hopefully most of you got to attend open house and get immersed in the content of your child’s day. Last week was our first museum week of the year. There was some beautiful artwork on show. Watch out for your personal invite throughout the year when your child has their turn in showing off their creative side.

October is NH Parent Involvement in Education Month and now is a great month to be a part of our Parent Teacher Advisory Board here at Little Frogs. We are always on the lookout for new members. Here is an interesting excerpt from a recent National PTA report, The Positive Relationship between family Involvement and Student Success, point to the following findings:

– The more parent involvement practices focus on student learning the more the student learning improves.

– Children whose parents speak up on their behalf are more confident at school

– All families can contribute to their child’s success regardless of race, ethnicity, class or level of education.

‘Twenty years of scientific study show that parent and family involvement influences children’s academic achievement. The research offers compelling reasons to focus on improving parent involvement in our schools.’

Our next Parent Advisory Board meeting is this Wednesday, Oct 5th (and November 2nd), both at 5.45pm. Come along to see what goes on meet the members with no commitment to join!

(For more information on Parent Involvement in Education Month or to read more go to )

Dates for the Calendar

School Pictures – will be taken:

    • October 5th for Caviar/Hoppers, Tadpoles & Preschool
    • October 6th Polliwogs, Nursery & Kindergarten
    • October 18th is re-take day

Center Closed – Columbus Day Monday, October 10th

Upcoming Field Trips -All leaving from The Center

It’s National Field Trip Month! – October is the perfect time to engage children in fun and learning that lasts. Studies show that children learn 85 percent more when a lesson is reinforced outside the classroom. Make sure you sign permission slips and help us out as a chaperone if you are able. We appreciate all the help we can get!

Kindergarten – Wednesday, October 5th 9.30-10.30am -Hannaford Guiding Stars

Nursery – Thursday, October 20th – 9-11am at Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn

Preschool – Tuesday, October 25th 9.30-10.30am – Hannaford Guiding Stars Tour

Upcoming Events

Museum Week – The children’s artwork will be on display October 24th – 28th. This month’s theme is ‘Pumpkins and Gourds’. Please stop by and take a look.

Harvest Festival – Thursday, October 27th – 6-7.30pm – There will be lots of harvest happenings in each classroom. The center will be full of crafts, autumnal events and don’t forget to dress-up! Look out for sign-up sheets closer to the time.

Look out for the next newsletter in November – online, in your inbox and on the information board.

Many Thanks

Members of the LF&P Parent Teacher Advisory Board

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